a concealed weapon here at shooters world in phoenix. there's even a ladies night. home to senator john mccain, governor jan brewer and sheriff joe arpaio. the rise all the more surprising the first openly bisexual member of the u.s. congress raised mormon but has been called an atheist. do you believe in god? >> you know, i'm not a member of any faith community. and i think that faith is a deeply personal issue that individuals should deal with in their private lives. >> meet radical left wing activist -- >> reporter: her opponents label her everything from a communist to a witch in one of the most hard-fought and expensive house races in the country. >> outside groups came in and spent a lot of money trying to tell a story about me that wasn't true. >> reporter: one of four kids growing up her family homeless for two years, her resume all the more impressive. a masters in law degree and a ph.d.. she even runs marathons and triathlons, tough, competitive, ambitious, a new voice in a state that may be changing. miguel marquez, cnn, phoenix. she's an impressive new member of congress out there.